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Artist of the week: Yoan Capote

Yoan Capote exhibits at the Venice Biennale

Born in Pinar del Río in 1977, Yoan Capote lives and works in Havana. He is exhibiting in the Cuban Pavillion at the 54th International Art Exhibition.

For this artwork artist created molds of real bones with provenance from different dead people and after reproduced in wax each one, adjusting them and creating the representation of a new subject in that sculpture. The weight of the concrete is used like a symbolic element. Equilibrium is as a metaphor of struggle and resistance.

Capote contributed work to Iniva’s States of Exchange exhibition in 2008 at Rivington Place. Selected by Iniva’s curator at the time Cylena Simonds and prominent Cuban curator Gerardo Mosquera, the group show focused on six artists living and working in Cuba. The work offered a witty, scathing and provocative response to scarcity and constraint, raising issues of global relevance.

Accompanying the exhibition there is a full-colour illustrated catalogue which is still available from our website.